Art and ecology to collide in Water Street Studios ‘Climate Crisis’ exhibit

“Climate Crisis: Solutions” will take place from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, March 20 ...


'Calvin and Hobbes' creator Bill Watterson talks comics

Calvin and Hobbes creator Bill Watterson spoke with Jenny Robb, curator ...


Chit Chat: Businesses combine love of wine, painting

Geneva Park District Executive Director Sheavoun Lambillotte took a sip of wine ...


Steel Beam Theatre’s ‘Big Meal’ an appetizing production

Five generations whiz by in “The Big Meal,” Dan LeFranc’s meaty slice-of-life play that’s now onstage at Steel Beam Theatre. Unfolding without an intermission in just 90 minutes, the play presents quite a mouthful for theatergoers to digest, but bite after bite adds up to a hearty feast.


Riverside Pizza and Pub to host Vino van Gogh painting party

ST. CHARLES – Riverside Pizza and Pub in downtown St. Charles will host a painting night Wednesday, Feb. 25.


Chit Chat: Batavia resident Laura Cianci pens first book

BATAVIA – The storyline of “Silent Witnesses” – Batavia resident Laura Cianci’s first book – revolves around former FBI agent Alex Hayden, who – while in a town in central China – uncovers a research facility conducting experiments outlawed the world over and now has to find a way to get the evidence out of the country.


Fine Line to present two national mixed-media exhibitions

Fine Line Creative Arts Center presents two upcoming national juried mixed media ...


"Dancing with the Stars" cast member Tony Dovolani coming to Batavia

BATAVIA – Professional ballroom dancer Tony Dovolani is a familiar face to fans of the television show "Dancing With The Stars."


Charlestowne 18 part of 'Predict the Oscars' contest

ST. CHARLES – The Charlestowne 18 Theatre will be part of Classic Cinemas' ...


Writers group, Vero Voce to present 'Page to Stage' performances

The St. Charles Writers Group and Vero Voce Theatre are uniting for a theatrical event titled "Page to Stage."


'Mr. Turner': Timothy Spall paints a masterpiece

Timothy Spall grunts, groans, spits and sputters ...


At 87, 'Big Eyes' artist Margaret Keane finally gets her Hollywood break

NAPA, Calif. – Margaret Keane still feels guilty.


Grammy Award winner LeAnn Rimes coming to St. Charles

Grammy Award winner LeAnn Rimes is in the holiday spirit these days.


High-flying ‘Mary Poppins’ opens at Paramount

The Paramount Theatre’s high-flying production of “Mary Poppins” is the perfect way to usher in the holiday season with your family.


Chit Chat: Writing the ‘Great American Novel’

Marte Freke Smiewec started writing her novel “The Woodsman” in 2009, but never got around to finishing it.


Local Authors Night to launch holiday season at historical society

Authors of four recent books on various aspects of Aurora history will autograph ...


'National Gallery': An eye on art from the inside

The documentary "National Gallery" opens silently, with a parade ...


Chit Chat: Author writes about St. Charles in new book

In her second book, “Haunted Nights at Drumheller Castle – Ethereal Quandary: A St. Charles Tale,”...